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[Washington] 9th Circ. Snuffs Out Tobacco Co.'s Challenge On $58M Tax Tab ($$)

allowed the U.S. to collect $58 million from a Native American-owned tobacco manufacturer for unpaid federal excise taxes and related interest and penalties because neither a congressional statute nor a treaty with the Yakama Nation from the 1800s created
Law360
added Aug 15, 2018 04:40
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[Florida] Smoker's Death Shouldn't Pause Arguments, 11th Circ. Told ($$)

The attorney for a now-deceased ex-smoker who was fighting for the reinstatement of $20 million in punitive damages against Philip Morris USA Inc. told the Eleventh Circuit Monday that her death is no reason to postpone the oral arguments set for Wednesd
Law360
added Aug 15, 2018 04:39
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Vaping Shuts Off Immune-Fighting Cells in the Lungs, Lab Study Finds

With or without nicotine, e-cigarette vapor increases inflammation and disables cells that protect lung tissue, human tissue tests reveal. Harming these cells makes them vulnerable to dust, bacteria and allergens that might lead to incurable chronic obst
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 15, 2018 04:38
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Elderly Israeli couple arrested in Thailand for using e-cigarette

After the couple was arrested and paid a fine, the Israeli consulate in Thailand discovered that the use of e-cigarettes is banned in the country. The Israeli Foreign Ministry has issued a travel alert in light of the new revelation.
JerusalemOnline (il)
added Aug 15, 2018 04:34
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The Truth campaign took down teen smoking. Now it's going after JUUL.

But Robin Koval, CEO and president of Truth Initiative, hasn't been shy about slamming JUUL. "The fact that JUUL is acting like, 'What, young people are using JUUL? We never intended that to happen,' is a little disingenuous," she said. Oh yes, that.
Mashable.com
added Aug 15, 2018 04:31
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[UK] E-cigarette vapor disables key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation

E-cigarette vapor boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles, reveals a small experimental study.
ScienceDaily
added Aug 15, 2018 04:28
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[UK] Number of pregnant women smoking goes UP for first time as more take risks with unborn babies' lives

Rates of smoking during pregnancy have increased for the first time on record, NHS figures show. Cuts in smoking cessation services have been blamed for the rise, which puts more women at risk of miscarriage and endangering their baby’s health. NHS Dig
The Mirror (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 04:27
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[UK] Festival goes smokefree as Greater Manchester aims to make smoking history

This year’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival will make its Family Zone smokefree for the first time. Smokefree events are being held across Greater Manchester this summer as areas consider creating more permanent smokefree outdoor areas.
Rochdale Borough Council (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 03:52
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Montana attorney says changes to tax initiative unnecessary

- An attorney for Montana says the changes that an anti-tax group wants to make to a ballot initiative to raise the state's tobacco tax are minor and unnecessary. Chief Deputy Attorney General Jon Bennion writes Monday to the state Supreme Court that Mon
KXLY News 4 (Spokane, WA)
added Aug 15, 2018 03:27
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[France] Children exposed to tobacco fumes are just as likely to develop agonising arthritis as smokers

Children exposed to tobacco fumes are just as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis as smokers, research suggests. Scientists have found they face 40 per cent higher odds of being diagnosed with the agonising condition when they grow older. By compari
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 03:18
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